Joachim Schmid

Balingen, Germany, 1955

«No new photos until the old ones are used up» 

Joachim Schmid

 

For over thirty years, Schmid’s research has ironically short-circuited the recognized canons of photography, widening its boundaries, skeptically questioning the role of the author and artistic intention with respect to the results achieved.  An obsession with photography, not with individual brilliance or museum masterpieces but with the very nature of the medium, with everything that is “left out” and therefore is not, and does not aspire to be, “art photography.” Schmid searches for the deepest identity of photography, manifested when millions of cameras produce billions of images. A systematic collection of photographs, without scientific or taxonomical ends, but with the simple intention of revealing the enormous potential embodied in photographs not produced in an art context.

Gallery exhibitions

Available Works

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Joachim Schmid, Bilder von der Straße , 1982-2012, found photographs mounted on card, cm.29,5x21,5 each, detail
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Joachim Schmid, Bilder von der Strasse, Nr. 200, Rio de Janeiro, October 1993, found photograph mounted on card, cm.29,5x21,5, detail
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Joachim Schmid, Bilder von der Strasse, Nr. 950, Montevideo, March 2010, found photograph mounted on card, cm.29,5x21,5, detail
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Joachim Schmid, Security Check, 1985–1987, 8 b-w photographs, cm.13x18 each
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Joachim Schmid, Photogenetic Draft #4, 1991—2001, bw photograph, 48x3
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Joachim Schmid, Photogenetic Draft #7, 1991—2001, bw photograph, 48x3
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Joachim Schmid, Souvenirs , 2010, 32 b/w photos, cm.13x18 each
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Joachim Schmid, Estrelas amadas, 2013, inkjet print and pigment on Hahnemühle paper, cm.70x100
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Joachim Schmid, Viaggio in Italia, 2015, 8 pigment ink prints, cm.40x30 each
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Joachim Schmid, The Artist's Model, 2016, 8 pigment ink prints, cm.40x26.5 each, ed.3+AP

Video

Courtesy Hillman Photography Initiative at Carnegie Museum of Art, 2014
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